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5 Things to Replace and Repair This Spring

Winter can cause some serious damage to your home. That’s why March isn’t just for spring cleaning anymore, it’s for home repairs too. Wall cracks, gutter damage, and window damage are all signs that your house endured a rough winter. If you’re experiencing post-winter damage to your home, here is what you need to be focused on for repairs and replacements this Spring.

1. Replace your windows. Cold weather will make it easier to leave your windows with smudges and streaks. Replacing them could be costly so you should also invest in caulk or weather strips. However, gradually replace windows in every room to avoid the large bill.

2. Repair your gutters, downspouts, and roofs. You should have gutters and downspouts cleaned come spring so that water can flow through them easily. Gutters should be facing away from the house to stop water pooling around the foundation. Gutter covers may also be helpful. Check for leaks coming from the roof. Patch newer roofs but older roofs over 20 years need more maintenance.

3. Paint the house. Rain and snow are big detriments of paint. For better curb appeal, repaint your home or select a brand new color for some difference.

4. Install a new heating system. It may be time to install a new one depending on the age of the house and unit. For best results, find a system that carries the EnergyStar label. Have your filters checked and replaced if your existing systems are still in good condition. Replace filters when they are dark and clogged.

5. Install more insulation. To reduce heat loss or gain, you’ll want to begin with the attic. Adding insulation will reduce your utility bills. If you install more where you already have some, you will save energy as well. You can save greater amounts of energy if you install insulation into places in your home that have never been insulated. Radiant Barriers would be a a great cost effective upgrade. This type of insulation includes a heat reflective material that will keep your home cool during the upcoming summer months.

Checking these 5 items off your home repair list will keep up the value of your home and save you heartache in the years to come.  Now is the time to start your home repair before it’ too late. If you are looking to help don’t forget to contact Liberty Builders. We offer free estimates for a variety of home improvement services.

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7 Comments

  • Dainel Spouting

    There is no better time than now to start those home improvement projects you’ve had in mind. I have been meaning to do some repair work around the house but I never really knew what to look for. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing. 

  • Commercial Buildings Auckland

    Winter can cause some serious damage to your home. That’s why March isn’t just for spring cleaning anymore, it’s for home repairs too. Wall cracks, gutter damage, and window damage are all signs that your house endured a rough winter. thanks for this blog post. its really very helpful and help to prevent the damage. thank a lot for this blog post and amazing content.

  • Kent Howton

    I’m so excited for spring repairs and potential client meet ups that I could not help looking for some ideas on how to go about it again! Thanks for this awesome blog.

  • Tristian

    Your foundation is something that definitely needs to be looked at from time to time. One small problem can lead to bigger ones in just a matter of days. So put that on your to-do list this spring also.

  • Jack Robinson

    Last spring I had a few foundation issues and the guys from http://www.foundationrepairspringfield.com/ came by and fixed it. They also gave me some great advice for maintaining my foundation. They said to use a soaker hose to wet the soil around my foundation during the dry season. Apparently, this keeps the soil from shrinking. Who’d a thunk it?

  • Gregory Willard

    I have been meaning to do some repair work around the house but I never really knew what to look for. I had no idea that you should replace your windows or get weather strips to help. I always thought cleaning them would be fine. Thanks for the information.

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